Cricketing legend Bishan Singh Bedi died on Monday at the age of 77. His family shared a statement this morning. On Tuesday, his son and actor Angad Bedi posted a tribute on social media. “Isn’t it completely in dad’s character to bowl us over with the ultimate spin ball, one that even we never saw coming,” wrote Angad Bedi. He added in his emotional post, “While we are in shock and overcome with grief, we find solace in knowing that he lived a rich, fearless and full life that inspired many. We are moved by each and every message of love we have received publicly and personally.”
Angad Bedi, remembering his late father, added in his note, “Thank you to everyone for celebrating his grit, humour and giant heart. It is heartwarming to see how many generations Dad inspired throughout his life. Every day of life was spent in devotion to his family and faith, and in service to his Waheguru. He epitomised living a life that was Nirbhau-Nirvair and we are comforted in knowing that he is with his beloved now.”
“Dad we were blessed to have you as out fearless leader. We will strive to live by your motto – to observe and absorb. Keep guiding us from the great beyond,” Angad Bedi signed off the statement with these words.
Read the statement from the Bedi family:
Bishan Singh Bedi was honoured with the Padma Shri in 1970. Earlier this year, the legendary cricketer made a cameo appearance as himself in son Angad Bedi’s cricket-based movie Ghoomer.